Thursday, April 30, 2009

highlight of my week

Yesterday when I was walking home from work on 6th Avenue, I spotted none other than La Lanphear! Yes, Kate Lanphear! I couldn't believe my eyes, and for those of you who don't know, whenever I see anyone famous, even if they are a total z-lister, I get really starstruck!! It's weird. Like they're aliens from some other planet. I don't know why I get like this, but it NEVER fails. Anyways, she looked totally chic as ever, and I didn't get a big look at her face as her hair was blocking it while she was looking at her blackberry. But nonetheless, I SAW KATE LANPHEAR!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

street style

apparently i have street style. check it out here. that's what the impromptu photoshoot was for.

Friday, April 24, 2009

happy friday blog world

If you know me, then you know that new shoes make me very happy! And these blue beauties are to me at least! I scooped them up while thrifting when I was home for $3. They have a strap that comes around the ankle and a little kitten heel, and I was so happy to have found them. I am so thankful today is Friday and that spring weather is finally here! I can't wait to bask in the sunlight all weekend long with Mr. Q by my side!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

impromptu photoshoot

So yesterday, one of my co-workers snapped some pictures of my outfit for his blog. I decided to put them up on here as well. I was having quite the terrible hair day since it was very humid in New York yesterday but oh well! While we were taking the shots, some huge fan came on blowing out disgusting wet air but we decided to use it as a prop for the windblown look. I quite like the way that turned out. I am wearing Steven by Steve Madden boots, Rich & Skinny jeans, thifted blouse and leather jacket. I found that blouse for $2 (!!) when I was home last week. I really love the shape of it, it's shorter in back also. I also scored that purple bag in Danville. I was so shocked to find it, at a home & garden store nonetheless. Random find, but I am really in love with it right now!

Monday, April 20, 2009

easter surprise.

While I was home, I discovered a baby bird's nest in my Mom's flowers on Easter morning. I took pictures of the birds as 4 eggs and then everyday once they hatched. It's crazy to see how much they grew in only 4 days! The last picture is a little gross, but I'm posting it anyway. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter/Spring Break! I had the most wonderful time at home, and of course found some amazing vintage finds which I will post throughout the week!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

happy easter ya'll

Lately, I've been seeing a lot about Isaac Mizrahi taking over for Liz Claiborne and the freshness that he is bringing to the brand. When I think of Liz Claiborne, I think of my Mom and clothes designed to make her feel pretty! Never would I dream of buying something with the words Liz Claiborne inside at my age....but lately I've been seeing the Mizrahi designed clothing in ads of fashion magazines that I read. And everytime I see them, I always think to myself: "That's actually not so bad". Last night I was at the mall with my Mom helping her pick out some clothes....when I spotted this lovely floral fabric with huge pink flowers. And I just loooove pink! I went over to it, and surprise! It was a Liz Claiborne skirt! I was shocked and delighted. I completely adore the fabric, shape, and design of this skirt. After looking around at all of the new Liz Claiborne clothing, I must admit that Mizrahi is really doing wonders for this brand! I am very impressed with what he's turned out thus far and can't wait to see what else he has up his sleeve. I am so excited to wear the skirt for Easter, and I got these lovely white patent glitter Marc Jacobs pumps to wear with it. Below is a close up of the shoes, they're so fun! And a picture of me in the skirt, please excuse the Run DMC shirt--I had just gotten back from the gym when I decided to have a photo shoot.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

pretty in green.

So I have posted about this vegan shoe brand, Olsen Haus, before but I am totally in love with their spring 09 collection---some highlights below! My favorites are the low wedge with the electric pink heel! I have not gotten a chance to see the collection in person. Hopefully this week I can get a peek at some of these beauties.

Monday, April 6, 2009

illy competes with starbucks double shot?

So today after lunch, I went across the street to the deli to grab a Starbucks Double Shot. I was shocked to find it's place on the shelf replaced with this Illy Issimo cappuccino drink! I had NO idea Illy was competing with Starbucks on this level. I have never seen canned Illy beverages before, is it new? I drink a lot of canned Starbucks products so if it's not new I assume I would have seen it before. The packaging is a little more enticing to me than that of Double Shot. I'm not sure how the two compare in price because I have a nasty little habit of not looking at the price. I'm sure being that Illy is Italian that it is probably a little higher in cost. But almost exactly the same on the taste scale. But I was SHOCKED to see that their canned cappuccino beverage is actually made by the Coca Cola Co. Which anyone who knows me knows that I just think the world of anything Coca Cola touches. Anyone know who manufactures Starbucks Double Shot? I can't seem to find it on the net. If it's Pepsi, then I'm officially an Illy Issimo customer.

Friday, April 3, 2009

So thankful that....

This work week is coming to a close. It has been so long for some reason, and today it's rainy and dreary in NYC and I just want to be at home in bed watching Grey Gardens. I am so excited to finally own the documentary DVD set! It amazes me how much Big Edie reminds me of my Nana, I can't wait to watch it with my Mom so I can point out the similarities! As if they would need pointing out!

Anyways, it's my best friend's birthday weekend (happy birthday V!!)!! And we have so many fun events prepared for the weekend that I have barely been able to contain myself this week! And to top it off, Mr. Q is coming to join in, and I have the cutest mini dress (thanks to CK!!) that I'm wearing to the festivities! I promise to, for once, take some pictures this weekend.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Wishlist

Here are some items that I am really loving this spring.

This Pencey dress is typically not my style. But I love the white for summer, and the fabric used in the panels is just SO lovely in person. It's bright pinks and purples, which were my two most favorite colors as a kid. For some reason, that fabric just invokes childhood memories, and I love it!

I am dying for this Michael Kors watch in white rubber! I have the gold one, and after a year am still madly in love with it! The white would be the perfect touch to any spring outfit.

These Joie wedges are TDF! They sort of remind me of some Givenchy's that I cannot afford! I love the zig-zag details on the straps and the fact that they zip up in the back. They'd be perfect for work this spring.

Since jumpsuits are all the rage, I have been on the lookout for the perfect one, and I this Ali Ro one might just be it! I adore the silhouette and the mosaic print is fabulous! It will perfect for the sweltering hot summer days in NYC.